Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum ~ Faux Gogh Part III

Shhhh! Zoot's sleeping. He's dreaming of chasing mice and thinking: It's finally comfortable enough to sleep on my beloved chair once more. The bad lady in the paint-splattered white coat hasn't been seen in over a month. Maybe she's gone. Gone for good. Uh bliss!
Poor, poor delusional Zoot ...


As you can see in the photo above, Arlene would never have a starving artist starve, so she provided a yummy Soup du Jour when I went to her house yesterday. Here you see the soup and the chair, with the cafe scene starting to appear...


My quick thinking friend knew that it wouldn't be comfortable for me to paint the chair at floor level so we did the obvious thing. We picked the chair up and placed it on the plastic draped dining room table!


The back of the chair is shown here. We haven't touched it yet. What I paint on the back is going to be a surprise right until the end ... even to me. Speaking of surprises, stay tuned, we're cooking up more exciting surprises for our Blogful Faithful ~ very, very soon!


If you look real close (I should get a closer, close up for you to see), you'll notice that unlike the original Van Gogh, the cafe is fairly empty. That's because Arlene and her husband Dan are the only two left at the cafe. It's almost closing time and their horse drawn carriage is about to arrive ~ see it in the background?


I'm not completely finished this panel, but I wanted to get a fresh start on it later after I haven't been staring at it for so long. This is sooo much fun people!

6 comments:

arlene said...

Swoon!! I am so, so happy that this chair belongs to me or else I'm sure I'd die of envy!
You are the best girl!

Maija said...

This is so amazing, Dawn!!

Deirdra Doan said...

You are amazing. Such a Great Great Chair!!! I had the pleasure of siting and eating ice cream one warm evening looking at that very spot!!!
John Doan my sweetie wrote several songs on his Harp Guitar in Arle and soon one of them at least will be on a CD.

I put up my Tagged thing! Thank you so much...you will see I had a double tag.

I got your beautiful package,card, note, charm & the light switch. So very special. Thank you for all the sweet things you said and made and gave me. Nice to know I have a friend in Canada. I had family Great Grandparents on both mom and dad side born in Canada. One from the little town Port Peirre were they filmed "Anne Of Green Gables".

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

This chair is amazing...a big huge WOW, just beautiful!

Laume said...

This is incredible! I'm wondering, does the paint feel stiff or crack if you sit on it - or is it not meant to be sat upon? Okay, off to see if I can find the other chair posts.

Dawn said...

So far there hasn't been any cracking .. it's a little stiff to sit on, but nobody seems to mind. I still haven't finished it, but hope to work on it some more in the next week or so. Stay tuned!